The Angels will temporarily employ a six-man rotation. Then what?

Jered Weaver C.J. Wilson

Jered Weaver (left) and C.J. Wilson (center) are assured of spots when the Angels go back to a five-man rotation (Getty Images).

Save the date: June 7.

That’s when the Angels will begin a six-game road trip through Boston and Baltimore. It’s also the next time the Angels will employ a five-man rotation.

Manager Mike Scioscia said Thursday that he’s putting off the decision of which of his six starters to boot from the rotation for now. Tommy Hanson will start Friday against the Houston Astros, followed by Jerome Williams on Saturday, C.J. Wilson on Sunday, Joe Blanton on Monday, Jered Weaver on Tuesday and Jason Vargas on Wednesday — so long as everyone stays in turn.

“We’ve got a lot of guys who are pitching well,” Scioscia said. “We want to keep some guys in rhythm but also it gives us a chance for some guys to refresh who have been grinding a bit. We’ll go with six men up until the off-day then we’ll re-evaluate for the road trip.”

Scioscia will not use six starters after that point, but wouldn’t say who will be the odd man out. He came close to narrowing it down, though.

“We’ll wait until we get there to see just how guys are,” he said. “I wouldn’t say it’s a tryout scenario for this week, but we definitely need some guys to — Tommy Hanson obviously needs to get back out there, Joe Blanton looks like he’s turning a corner. Jerome’s been very steady. This is a problem we haven’t had this season.”

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.